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By Kevin Hearne
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For approximately thousand years, just one Druid has walked the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have stored him alive as he’s been pursued through a pantheon of opposed deities. Now he’s received company.
Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is eventually an entire Druid herself. What’s extra, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid in the past frozen in time, a father determine (of kinds) who now is going through the trendy similar of his outdated Irish identify: Owen Kennedy.
And Owen has a few catching as much as do.
Atticus takes excitement within the position reversal, because the pupil is now the instructor. among busting Atticus’s chops and attempting to fathom a cellphone, Owen should also research English. For Atticus, the jury’s nonetheless out on no matter if the wily outdated coot might be an asset within the epic conflict with Norse god Loki—or basically a soreness within the arse.
yet Atticus isn’t the single one with daddy concerns. Granuaile faces a superb problem: to exorcise a sorcerer’s spirit that's owning her father in India. in spite of assistance from the witch Laksha, Granuaile should be dealing with a crushing defeat.
As the trio of Druids bargains with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they’re hoping that this time, three’s a charm.
Praise for Shattered
“Funny, razor-sharp . . . lots of motion, humor, and mythology continue this publication enjoyable and interesting.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Uproariously exciting in a manner that Hearne is uniquely capable of in achieving . . . [Shattered] has the sensation of a brand new starting for its hero and for the series.”—RT publication Reviews
“This sequence simply will get higher and higher, and Shattered indicates no indicators of it slowing down.”—Vampire ebook Club
“Well and really awesome.”—Fangs for the Fantasy
“So a lot enjoyable to read!”—Hidden in Pages
“[With] shrewdpermanent writing and engrossing story-telling, it’s most unlikely to not get thoroughly absorbed into the area Kevin [Hearne] has created.”—Yummy males and Kick Ass Chicks
Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Clever, fast-paced and an excellent escape.”—Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing
“[Kevin] Hearne is a very good storyteller with a good snarky wit. . . . Neil Gaiman’s American Gods meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.”—SFFWorld
“Celtic mythology and an historic Druid with sleek angle combine it up within the Arizona wasteland during this witty new delusion series.”—Kelly Meding, writer of Tempest
“[Atticus is] a powerful glossy hero with a protracted background and the wit to outlive within the twenty-first century. . . . a quick narrative voice.”—Library Journal, on Hounded
“Outrageously fun.”—The undeniable Dealer, on Hounded
“Superb . . . lots of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded
By H. Jonas Rhynedahll
Mar used to be a thief. now not a cutpurse – or, at the least, hardly ever – yet a real outlaw denizen of the rooftops. He stole from the wealthy, and occasionally from the now not so wealthy, and, if fact have been to be informed, even from the terrible if he was once hungry sufficient.
He had grown up at the streets of Khalar, the final urban of the fantastic Empire of the North, and thievery used to be easily the existence that he were dealt.
He took enormous satisfaction within the undeniable fact that he was once an exceptional thief -- he nonetheless had his head.
But whilst an ill-advised robbery went horribly fallacious and the full urban rose as much as crucify him, he had no selection yet to escape into the good Waste with an insane scrapper. There he spent his days, baking within the cruel solar as he dug for bits of steel in an old sundered city.
And then he stumbled on a door.
And, being a thief, he unlocked it.
Orphan is an epic myth novel of 99,180 words.
The epic delusion sequence, the foremost to Magic:
Cyador's Heirs -- the recent novel in L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s New York Times bestselling Saga of Recluce.
Decades after the autumn of Cyador, its survivors have reestablished themselves in Cigoerne, a fertile state coveted by way of antagonistic buddies in much less hospitable lands. younger Lerial, the second one son of Duke Kiedron, lives within the shadow of his older brother Lephi, the inheritor to their father's realm. Lerial's destiny turns out preordained: he'll in the future command his brother's forces in protection of Cigoerne, serving at his older sibling's excitement, and no more.
But while Lerial is distributed in a foreign country to be fostered via significant Altyrn to profit the abilities and knowledge he'll have to satisfy his destiny tasks, he starts off a trip right into a a lot better global that brings out his actual capability. Lerial has skills that few, as but, suspect: he's a kind of infrequent beings who can harness either Order and Chaos, the competing usual forces that form the realm and outline the magic that exists inside of it. And as struggle ultimately engulfs the fringes of Cigoerne, Lerial's turning out to be mastery of Order and Chaos is proven to its limits, and his own.
By Greg Keyes
4 many years after the Oblivion obstacle, Tamriel is threatened anew by way of an old and all-consuming evil. it's Umbriel, a floating urban that casts a terrifying shadow–for anyplace it falls, humans die and upward thrust back.
And it's in Umbriel’s shadow nice experience starts, and a bunch of not going heroes meet. A mythical prince with a mystery. A secret agent at the path of an unlimited conspiracy. A mage passionate about his hope for revenge. And Annaig, a tender lady in whose arms the destiny of Tamriel may perhaps leisure . . . .
Based at the award-winning The Elder Scrolls, The Infernal City is the 1st of 2 exhilarating novels following occasions that proceed the tale from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, named 2006 video game of the yr.
By Jo Walton
Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for most sensible Novel
Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for top Novel
Startling, strange, and but irresistably readable, Among Others is right now the compelling tale of a tender girl suffering to flee a stricken youth, an excellent diary of first encounters with the nice novels of contemporary fable and SF, and a spellbinding story of break out from historic enchantment.
Raised via a half-mad mom who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps discovered shelter in worlds. As a toddler becoming up in Wales, she performed one of the spirits who made their houses in business ruins. yet her brain came across freedom and promise within the technology fiction novels that have been her closest partners. Then her mom attempted to bend the spirits to darkish ends, and Mori was once compelled to confront her in a paranormal conflict that left her crippled--and her dual sister useless.
Fleeing to her father whom she slightly knew, Mori used to be despatched to boarding tuition in England-a position all yet with out real magic. There, outcast and by myself, she tempted destiny by means of doing magic herself, in an try to discover a circle of like-minded pals. yet her magic additionally drew the eye of her mom, bringing a couple of reckoning which may now not be positioned off...
Combining components of autobiography with flights of mind's eye within the demeanour of novels like Jonathan Lethem's The citadel of Solitude, this is often possibly a breakout e-book for an writer whose genius has already been hailed by way of friends like Kelly hyperlink, Sarah Weinman, and Ursula okay. Le Guin.
One of School Library Journal's most sensible grownup Books four young people titles of 2011
One of io9's most sensible technology Fiction & delusion books of the yr 2011
By Patrick Robinson
The yr is 2011.
An oil-hungry international is ravenous . . .
. . . and Argentina, with Russia's support, is decided to brutally wrest the petroleum-rich Falkland Islands from British arms. Enraged over this brazen act of foreign piracy, nice Britain dispatches a conflict fleet to the islands for the second one time in thirty years—unaware that Viper K-157, a deadly Russian Akula-class submarine, lies in wait, filled to the gunwales with ship-killingtorpedoes.
America can't sit down idle as hell explodes within the South Atlantic and, below the strict eye of Admiral Arnold Morgan, the military's strongest weapon is unleashed to hammer Argentina into submission: the U.S. army SEALs. the end result of the unexpected struggle that is igniting in America's yard finally relies on her amazing "ghost strength” and their winning execution of 2 impressive clandestine missions—while the results of failure can be too bad to consider.
By Kaaron Warren
Marvo is a level magician. His magic is genuine. Marvo grows up with no realizing his mom and dad, with no figuring out his history, with no realizing a lot approximately existence. The magicians have continually been with us, because the starting of civilisation. They fill our heads with the mist, holding us from witnessing the stark fact of lifestyles. yet are issues so undesirable that Marvo will deliver it down on we all, forever?
Marvo starts off to appreciate these round him, and his position on the earth; he discovers that his amazing powers may be positioned to sturdy, or to evil. He simply has to choose…
By Keith Francis Strohm
Kaerion Whitehart used to be a strong paladin, yet sins of the previous have forged him faraway from the sunshine. including an elf mercenary, he now survives via the may perhaps of his sword alone.
In trade for a hefty handbag, the 2 associates comply with accompany a band of patriots right into a tomb haunted through worry and legend. They quickly locate the challenge growing to be past their regulate. As warring factions vie for the last word prize of a long-dead wizard, Kaerion unearths himself stuck among loss of life and redemption.
By James Knapp
Technologically reanimated corpses are frontline infantrymen engaged in a endless struggle. Agent Nico Wachalowski exposed a conspiracy that allowed Samuel Fawkes, the scientist who created them, to regulate them past the grave. And now Fawkes has contaminated untold hundreds of thousands with new expertise, developing an undetectable military that may obey his each command—a dwelling military that simply could signify the way forward for humanity...
By Lynne Reid Banks
It has been over a yr seeing that Omri chanced on in The Indian within the Cupboard that, with the flip of a key, he may perhaps magically deliver to lifestyles the three-inch-high Indian determine he positioned within his cabinet. Omri and his Indian, Little endure, create a stupendous international jointly till at some point, Omri realizes the negative effects if Little endure ever bought trapped in his "giant" international. Reluctantly, Omri sends the Indian again during the cabinet, giving his mom the magic key to put on round her neck in order that he'll by no means be tempted to deliver Little undergo again to life.
But 365 days later, packed with intriguing information, Omri offers technique to temptation whilst he reveals that his mom has left the magic key mendacity at the toilet sink.
A entire new sequence of adventures awaits Omri as he discovers that his Indian has been seriously wounded throughout the French and Indian Wars and desperately wishes Omri's help.
Now, helplessly stuck among his personal lifestyles and his cabinet lifetime of warfare and demise, Omri needs to act decisively if he's to avoid wasting Little endure and his village from being thoroughly destroyed. What begun as a innocuous online game has tumed right into a terrible nightmare, a nightmare during which Omri is irrevocably concerned, and from which he could by no means escape.
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